Company: Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia Production
Country: ITALY
Section: MOVIES
Discipline: Athletics
Year: 2012
Director: Soggetto: Sceneggiatura: Sergio Basso
Editiong: Filippo Montemurro
Photography: Debora Vrizzi, Leone Orfeo
Sound: Vincenzo Urselli
Soundtrack: Paolo Palazzo.
Actors: Pietro Paolo Mennea, Manuela Olivieri, Carlo Vittori, Luigi Damato
Voice Off: Roberto Pedicini
Producer: Rita Surdo per Sharoncinema Production. Elisabetta Bruscolini per Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia Production. RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana. Apulia Film Commission
Time: 52 min
Projection: Thursday 5 December – 8:00 pm – Sala Parlamentino









A boy from the Southern of Italy, where he didn’t even have any tracks, discovered himself with a natural gift for the 200 metres sprint: it’s on that distance that he set the world record in 1979 and won the gold medal at the Moscow Olympics in 1980. His record lasted for 17 years. He thus became an example for all “Southern” people in the world: the chance of social success, through every day’s unrelenting exercise, like in a modern ascesis. He is Pietro Paolo Mennea and this is his story, a true story. A model as athlete and man.